Back in 2010, Jeff DuPaul contributed a web video to Defgrip of a young Stevie Churchill who was virtually unknown at the time (compared to now). It’s interesting watching this video again after getting accustomed to Stevie’s recent stuff, as it doesn’t seem to far removed from how he’s progressed.
From Jeff DuPaul:
Stevie Churchill got the name “lil Stevie” because he was our friend Jimmy’s little brother that would follow us everywhere riding. He would be trying tricks on a bike too big for him and actually be doing them. Seeing a 9 year old kid do fly out 360′s was awesome. I never really thought about it too much, I mean it was cool, but he wasn’t changing the world. I don’t really remember seeing him much until years later, and this little kid was doing 720′s down stairs. I remember asking Jeff Martin who that was, and he goes , “That’s Jimmy’s little brother Stevie, I told you he was gonna be good.”
Since we first meet he has pretty much stayed the same. He still has these wide eyes for riding and is always psyched to ride anything, A lot of kids will ask, why is he called lil stevie? Maybe it’s because he is still only 16, maybe its just a nickname that will be stuck to him forever; I call him that purely because he has a pure kids perspective of riding, and I am reminded of it every time I talk or ride with him. Reminds you really why you started riding in the first place, it’s all about fun.